How to Know God Go Deeper: Read and Pray
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Go Deeper: Read and Pray

Are you interested in a more personal relationship with your creator? If the answer is yes, then consider the following…

1. Who is God?

God is your Creator, concerned about every aspect of your life:

"Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I [God] will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands." (Isaiah 49:15, 16, ESV)

2. Who is Yeshua?

Our sins have separated us from God.

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2)

3. Yeshua is God's provision for forgiveness of our sin.

We need to trust in God's provision of Yeshua, the one who died to pay the penalty for your sin:

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5, NIV).

The Scriptures say,

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12, NIV)
But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:31, NIV [adapted])
"All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." (Acts 10:43, NIV)

4. You can receive forgiveness for your sins and a new life with God by trusting in Yeshua. You can do this by praying (out loud or silently) this prayer and believing what you say:

“Dear God, I confess that I have sinned against you many times and I want to turn from my sins by trusting in Yeshua as my atonement and sin-bearer. I believe you provided Jesus as the full payment for my sin. Today I give my life to you. I surrender my life to become your follower and receive you into my life as my Lord and savior. Thank you God for cleansing me of sin and for sealing my name in your book of life forever. Thank you for the gift of eternal life. Help me to trust you and follow you every day. Amen.”

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How To Know God, a four part study for seekers written by Rich Hastings in partnership with Jews for Jesus.
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